Thursday, June 30, 2011

Vision Care Benefits

When we moved our health insurance coverage from Guardian to UHC, we moved our vision coverage as well in order to keep it bundled. UHCs vision care benefits appeared to be comparable to what we had with VSP when we were with Guardian; however, a number of staff have expressed some dissatisfaction with the provider network. I talked with representatives from UHC and learned that most of their customers like the large box store vision providers, so that's who they target to include in their network. ASHA staff tend to prefer to see private practitioners, so I think we're experiencing a bit of a mismatch. I've asked our broker, Mark Sager, to obtain a quote from VSP for us this fall so that we can consider making a change for 2012. In the meantime, I encourage staff and their family members to share their experience with our current coverage.

UHC Vision Plan Summary


Workplace Wellness said...

Insurance coverage has certainly been a fairly topical conversation around the water cooler for us. Deciding which package to go with for our own workplace wellness for employees is proving to be a difficult decision. Recently we too were faced with coverage issues where our employees seem to also choose smaller practicioners versus larger scale establishments. Under their current plans they were either offered no coverage or had to jump through hoops to get reimbursed or covered.

Melanie said...

I don't like the new vision coverage. It's much more expensive. I've had my new glasses for six weeks now and I'm still wondering if I was charged the right price. Yikes!